Tag Archives: 29 March 2013

Language Activity of the Week: Long & Short Vowel Sorting with Snakes

[Source:  No Time for Flash Cards]                     Getting kids to learn after school can be hard. Bribery, delayed rewards even punishment seems futile because we want them to WANT to learn. … Continue reading

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Language Acquisition: Nouns Before Verbs?

      [Source: Science Daily.com] Researchers are digging deeper into whether infants’ ability to learn new words is shaped by the particular language being acquired. A new Northwestern University study cites a promising new research agenda aimed at bringing … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Help For the Anxious Child

by Loren Shlaes, OTR/L As pediatric therapists, we’ve all had more than our share of anxious, high arousal children on our caseloads.    As one mother commented to me recently, “He’s always seemed as if he’s miswired.” These are the children who need … Continue reading

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Significant Insights Into Common Form of Autism: Study Identifies Genetic Connections in 15q Duplication Syndrome

      [Source:  Science Daily] A new study published in the March issue of Autism Research from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur researchers is making the genetic connections between autism and Chromosome 15q Duplication … Continue reading

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Feel Good Story of the Week: First Climber with Down Syndrome Reaches Mount Everest Base Camp

[Source:  Special Ed Post]           A teen from Bend, Oregon made the history books by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to climb to the base camp of Mount Everest. Eli Reimer, 15, and his … Continue reading

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